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Monday, July 6
 

2:00pm EDT

Ma'asim Tovim Video Taping
Moderator

Monday July 6, 2015 2:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Jazz Club (L)
 
Tuesday, July 7
 

9:00am EDT

Ma'asim Tovim Video Taping
Moderator

Tuesday July 7, 2015 9:00am - 8:00pm EDT
Jazz Club (L)

2:30pm EDT

FJMC Executive Committee Meeting
Tuesday July 7, 2015 2:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
La Cote (L)

4:15pm EDT

Mincha
Tuesday July 7, 2015 4:15pm - 4:35pm EDT
La Cote (L)

7:00pm EDT

Evening Activity - Car Museum
Tuesday July 7, 2015 7:00pm - 10:30pm EDT
Miami Auto Museum 2000 NE 146th St, North Miami, FL 33181

9:30pm EDT

Maariv
Tuesday July 7, 2015 9:30pm - 10:00pm EDT
Le Jardin (L)
 
Wednesday, July 8
 

6:00am EDT

Fitness
Wednesday July 8, 2015 6:00am - 7:00am EDT
Pool

7:30am EDT

Shacharit
Wednesday July 8, 2015 7:30am - 8:00am EDT
Le Jardin (L)

8:00am EDT

Ma'asim Tovim Video Taping
Moderator

Wednesday July 8, 2015 8:00am - 11:00am EDT
Jazz Club (L)

8:00am EDT

Wealth Management Seminar sponsored by the Retirement Corporation of America and Merrill Lynch (registration required)

Purpose: To provide men and women with the necessary tools to be better understand personal wealth building at any age and wealth level.

TOPICS

  1. Venture investing in Israel
  2. Long term care insurance
  3. Global Economic review where we were 6 months ago where we are and where we are going in the financial world.  
  4. Private one on one sessions with top financial management people

Ability to work on your own personal financial system.

  1. General investing in Israel
  2. Multigenerational family planning, investing and awareness

Retirement Corporation of America (RCA) and Merrill Lynch are the FJMC Title Sponsors for this year’s Wealth Management Conference and Western Florida Golf Outing.


Wednesday July 8, 2015 8:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Bordeaux (LL)

9:00am EDT

Registration
Wednesday July 8, 2015 9:00am - 4:00pm EDT
La Cote Lobby

1:00pm EDT

Board of Directors Orientation
Moderators
Wednesday July 8, 2015 1:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Jazz Club (L)

1:30pm EDT

BOD meeting & FJMC Plenary Session
Moderators
avatar for Mr. Mike Mills

Mr. Mike Mills

Honorary President, FJMC

Wednesday July 8, 2015 1:30pm - 2:15pm EDT
Le Jardin (L)

2:15pm EDT

Regional Caucus--All Other Regions
Wednesday July 8, 2015 2:15pm - 2:45pm EDT
Napoleon I (L)

2:15pm EDT

Regional Caucus--Florida
Wednesday July 8, 2015 2:15pm - 2:45pm EDT
Baccarat II (M)

2:15pm EDT

Regional Caucus--Lake Ontario
Wednesday July 8, 2015 2:15pm - 2:45pm EDT
Cavalier II (M)

2:15pm EDT

Regional Caucus--Midwest
Wednesday July 8, 2015 2:15pm - 2:45pm EDT
Bordeaux (LL)

2:15pm EDT

Regional Caucus--New England
Wednesday July 8, 2015 2:15pm - 2:45pm EDT
Cavalier I (M)

2:15pm EDT

Regional Caucus--Seaboard
Wednesday July 8, 2015 2:15pm - 2:45pm EDT
Baccarat III (M)

2:15pm EDT

Regional Caucus--Western
Wednesday July 8, 2015 2:15pm - 2:45pm EDT
Baccarat I (M)

2:30pm EDT

3:00pm EDT

Training #1 Succession Planning

Four sessions all identical, seperate rooms.   The first thing any leader needs to do is to find his successor.  This session will focus on identifying, developing and challenging future leaders at a club and regional level.


Speaker
avatar for Mr. Bruce  Gordon

Mr. Bruce Gordon

President, Seaboard Region FJMC
Succession, leadership, Shoah Yellow Candles, fundraising and fun-having.

Wednesday July 8, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Cavalier I (M)

3:00pm EDT

Training #1 Succession Planning

Four sessions all identical, seperate rooms.   The first thing any leader needs to do is to find his successor.  This session will focus on identifying, developing and challenging future leaders at a club and regional level.



Wednesday July 8, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Cavalier II (M)

3:00pm EDT

Training #1 Succession Planning

Four sessions all identical, seperate rooms.   The first thing any leader needs to do is to find his successor.  This session will focus on identifying, developing and challenging future leaders at a club and regional level.


Speaker
avatar for Elliot Feldman

Elliot Feldman

Managing Direcror, Visions of Independence
- Happy to provide information on dealing with low vision- Ideas they may have to attract younger men to FJMC

Wednesday July 8, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Baccarat III (M)

3:00pm EDT

Training #1 Succession Planning
Four sessions all identical, seperate rooms.   The first thing any leader needs to do is to find his successor.  This session will focus on identifying, developing and challenging future leaders at a club and regional level.

Speaker
DM

Dr. Michael Greenberg

Past President Midwest Region and now author and speaker about research and key lessons from newly published book: "Tables Turned on Them-Jews Guarding Nazi POWs Held in the United States". Program ideas for clubs to run honoring veterans, Yom Hashoah, and fighting antisemitism. Book... Read More →

Wednesday July 8, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Baccarat II (M)

3:00pm EDT

Hearing Mens Voices #1: How to run a successful program: Introductory and Advanced Techniques
This HMV session will cover how to run a successful program by demonstrating a sample of what can be done.  We will also offer advanced HMV techniques for the experienced HMV club leader.

Moderators
Wednesday July 8, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Baccarat I (M)

3:00pm EDT

FJMC Membership DataBaseTraining (pre-registration required)

One of three sessions offered, all are invited.



Wednesday July 8, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Gallery (LL)

3:00pm EDT

Wealth Literacy for Kids (sponsored by Bank of America)
Yes you can raise financially aware kids.  Information and resources.  Everyone is invited. You will discover a fun resource to teach your children to appreciate the value of a dollar.  You will find information, resources and activities to show your children fundamental financial prinicipals. 

Moderators
MW

Mr. William A. Becker

2015 Convention CoChair

Speakers
MR

Mr. Roy A. Cook CFP

Sr. VP - Weatlh Management
ML

Mr. Larry Glazer

Mayflower Advisors, LLC


Wednesday July 8, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Bordeaux (LL)

4:15pm EDT

Welcoming Ceremony with a Tribute to the Beatles!

 Including the singing of National Anthems led by Hazzan Zach Mondrow and a quick introduction to the Hearing Mens/Women's Voices "Rapid Engagement" model led by Dr.Gary Katz.


Moderator

Wednesday July 8, 2015 4:15pm - 5:15pm EDT
Le Jardin (L)

5:30pm EDT

Mincha
Prayer Leader

Wednesday July 8, 2015 5:30pm - 5:45pm EDT
Le Jardin (L)

6:00pm EDT

Dinner. Greetings: Mr. Mark Druy, Convention Chair and Mr. Bill Becker, Co-chair
Mr. Gabe Taraday will lead Motzi and Dr. Burton Fischman will lead Birkat.

Wednesday July 8, 2015 6:00pm - 7:15pm EDT
L.L. Richelieu (L)

7:15pm EDT

Greetings: USCJ President, Ms. Margo Gold
Greetings: Ms. Margo Gold, President USCJ before Birkat Hamazon.

Wednesday July 8, 2015 7:15pm - 7:30pm EDT
L.L. Richelieu (L)

7:30pm EDT

Break
Wednesday July 8, 2015 7:30pm - 7:45pm EDT
Free Time

7:45pm EDT

Greetings: WLCJ president, Ms. Carol Simon
Wednesday July 8, 2015 7:45pm - 8:00pm EDT
Le Jardin (L)

8:00pm EDT

Ma'asim Tovim Awards
.

Moderator

Wednesday July 8, 2015 8:00pm - 8:45pm EDT
Le Jardin (L)

9:00pm EDT

Maariv
Prayer Leader

Wednesday July 8, 2015 9:00pm - 9:15pm EDT
Le Jardin (L)

9:15pm EDT

Convention Keynote sponsored by the FJMC Foundation for Jewish Life. Confronting Aging Institutions: Entrepreneurship to the Rescue.


Introduction, Dr. Robert Braitman, Chair FJMC Foundation for Jewish Life.


The Jewish community and the Conservative/Masorti movement in general are faced with challenging demographic trends.  Declining participation and declinig identification are symptons of how synagogue life is increasingly being perceived. 


The challenge is can this trend be reversed?  Let's listen to what entrepreneurs have to say about this.      





 



 






 





 







 



 



 



 



 


 



 


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Hal Lewis

Dr. Hal Lewis

"Dr. Hal M. Lewis is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership, http://www.spertus.edu/ in Chicago where he also serves as Professor of Contemporary Jewish Studies. Prior to joining Spertus in September of 2002, Dr. Lewis served... Read More →
avatar for Mr. Jon Medved

Mr. Jon Medved

CEO, Our Crowd
Jonathan Medved is according to the Washington Post, ”one of Israel’s leading high tech venture capitalists”. In the September, 2008 NY Times Supplement “Israel at 60” Medved was named one of the top 10 most influential Americans who have impacted Israel. Medved has invested... Read More →
avatar for Mr. Lenny Roth

Mr. Lenny Roth

Lyon ("Lenny") Roth is Senior Vice President at UBS Financial Services in Aventura, Florida and a member of the Israeli Consulate’s Speakers Bureau.  He lectures frequently on topics relating to Israel, the political and economic climate in the Middle East, energy security and... Read More →


Wednesday July 8, 2015 9:15pm - 10:15pm EDT
Le Jardin (L)

10:15pm EDT

WZO Delegates Meeting
Wednesday July 8, 2015 10:15pm - 11:15pm EDT
Jazz Club (L)

10:15pm EDT

Reception - Karaoke
Wednesday July 8, 2015 10:15pm - 11:15pm EDT
Napoleon II (L)
 
Thursday, July 9
 

6:00am EDT

Talmud Study: Daf Yomi
Moderators
Thursday July 9, 2015 6:00am - 6:45am EDT
Le Jardin (L)

6:00am EDT

Fitness
Moderators
MW

Mr. William A. Becker

2015 Convention CoChair

Thursday July 9, 2015 6:00am - 6:45am EDT
Pool

7:00am EDT

Learners Service: (Navigating around the Torah)


Why read Torah?
We will explore the history of the Torah service. Explanations of this part of the service will be provided as well as ways to participate regardess of Hebrew skills.



 


Prayer Leader
MF

Michael Freilich

FreilichLaw


Thursday July 9, 2015 7:00am - 8:00am EDT
Cavalier I (M)

7:00am EDT

Shacharit (Traditional)
D'var Torah:  Mark Berlin, Past international President.

Prayer Leader

Thursday July 9, 2015 7:00am - 8:00am EDT
Le Jardin (L)

8:00am EDT

8:00am EDT

8:00am EDT

Main Breakfast
Thursday July 9, 2015 8:00am - 9:15am EDT
L.L. Richelieu (L)

9:15am EDT

Enhancing Yom HaShoah Engagement, Mr. Alan Budman and Mr. Al Mervin, Co-chairs
What is new with the Yellow Candle program with a brief clip presented by Mr. Aaron Altman.


Thursday July 9, 2015 9:15am - 9:30am EDT
Le Jardin (L)

9:30am EDT

Mr.Menachem Rosensaft - 'Transferred Memory: A Legacy for Empowerment'
Introduction: Mr.Danny Mandeau, Convention Programming Director and child of a survivor.
How does the Shoa impact the second and third generation?

Speaker
avatar for Mr. Menachem Rosensaft

Mr. Menachem Rosensaft

Menachem Z. Rosensaft, the editor of "God, Faith & Identity from the Ashes, Reflections of Children and Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors" (http://www.jewishlights.com/page/product/978-1-58023-805-2), (Jewish Lights Publishing), available December 2014, is General Counsel... Read More →

Thursday July 9, 2015 9:30am - 10:00am EDT
Le Jardin (L)

10:00am EDT

Yellow Candle Program Fair and Book Signing by Mr.Menachem Rosensaft
 Yellow Candle torch award winners. 

Moderators
avatar for Mr. Menachem Rosensaft

Mr. Menachem Rosensaft

Menachem Z. Rosensaft, the editor of "God, Faith & Identity from the Ashes, Reflections of Children and Grandchildren of Holocaust Survivors" (http://www.jewishlights.com/page/product/978-1-58023-805-2), (Jewish Lights Publishing), available December 2014, is General Counsel... Read More →

Thursday July 9, 2015 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
Le Jardin (L)

10:30am EDT

Yellow Candle Sessions for Clubs

Five identical sessions designed to discuss YH candle programs that work.


Moderators
Thursday July 9, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am EDT
Cavalier II (M)

10:30am EDT

Yellow Candle Sessions for Clubs
Five identical sessions designed to discuss YH candle programs that work.

Moderators
avatar for Creighton Cohn

Creighton Cohn

Convention Programming Chair, FJMC

Thursday July 9, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am EDT
Le Jardin (L)

10:30am EDT

Yellow Candle Sessions for Clubs

Five identical sessions designed to discuss YH candle programs that work.


Moderators
Thursday July 9, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am EDT
Baccarat I (M)

10:30am EDT

Yellow Candle Sessions for Clubs

Five identical sessions designed to discuss YH candle programs that work.


Moderators
Thursday July 9, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am EDT
Baccarat II (M)

10:30am EDT

Yellow Candle Sessions for Clubs

Five identical sessions designed to discuss YH candle programs that work..


Moderators
Thursday July 9, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am EDT
Baccarat III (M)

10:30am EDT

Yellow Candle Session for Regional Leaders
 How can our regions help our clubs enhance Yom HaShoah engagement?

Moderators
Thursday July 9, 2015 10:30am - 11:15am EDT
Bordeaux (LL)

11:15am EDT

Mindful Jewish Exploration Course
The participants will navigate a journey through "Jewish Mindfulness Practice" exploring texts from the siddur, Chassidic masters and other sacred texts.  Participants will have an opportunity to engage in brief mindful meditations through the process of interactive discussion.

Speaker
avatar for Rabbi Danielle Upbin

Rabbi Danielle Upbin

Rabbi Danielle Upbin is Florida’s JTS Rabbinic Fellow and was ordained from JTS in 2002.  Rabbi Upbin leads organized groups and conducts private study opportunities for lay people with a demonstrated commitment to Conservative Judaism and JTS. Originally from New York... Read More →

Thursday July 9, 2015 11:15am - 12:45pm EDT
Cavalier I (M)

11:30am EDT

Mr. Aaron Ginsburg: "A visit to Minsk, Vilna and Kiev".

Aaron will share his trip whose purpose was to walk where his grandparents and father had lived.  Aaron worked with local officilas in Belarus to salvage the remnants of a Jewish cemetery and to mark a Holocaust massacre site.


Thursday July 9, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm EDT
Bordeaux (LL)

11:30am EDT

Wellness Presentation: "10 tips to lead a healthier life."
Topics include: Healthy eating, moderate exercise and lifestyle tips. 

Speakers
MW

Mr. William A. Becker

2015 Convention CoChair


Thursday July 9, 2015 11:30am - 12:15pm EDT
Le Jardin (L)

12:15pm EDT

FJMC Foundation Luncheon
Moderators
Thursday July 9, 2015 12:15pm - 1:15pm EDT
Napoleon I (L)

12:15pm EDT

Lunch
Thursday July 9, 2015 12:15pm - 1:15pm EDT
L.L. Richelieu (L)

1:15pm EDT

Mincha
Prayer Leader

Thursday July 9, 2015 1:15pm - 1:30pm EDT
L.L. Richelieu (L)

1:30pm EDT

The History of Music Therapy and It's Canadian Jewish Pioneer, Fran Herman
The showing of an archival film followed by a discussion of music therapy and the activities of Canada's leading pioneers in the field. 

Speaker
avatar for Ms. Heather Kaplan

Ms. Heather Kaplan

Heather Kaplan will be presenting the topic of "The History of Music Therapy and It's Canadian Pioneer, Fran Herman."  This includes an archival film showing the early creative endeavors of one of Canada's leading pioneers, Fran Herman, who formulated and produced a theatrical... Read More →

Thursday July 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Napoleon I (L)

1:30pm EDT

Minyan of Comfort (pre-registration required)
. The Minyan of Comfort Practicum is a two session intensive study of the liturgy, nusach and halachot with regard to Mincha/maariv service in a Shiva Home.  Those who show proficiency in leading such a minyan during class practicum will be afforded a certificate of such by the FJMC and Cantors Assembly.  Fluency in the reading of Hebrew is required.

Speakers

Thursday July 9, 2015 1:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Cavalier I (M)

1:30pm EDT

Ziff Museum, Holocaust Museum
Ziff Museum was built in 1936 and is a former synagogoue that housed Miami Beach's first congregation.  It recently underwent a major restoration and is a must see with a guided tour.  Once you are finished at the Ziff Museum the bus driver will take you to the Holocaust Memorial for a short visit that is a memorial to the Holocaust victims including a photo mural, sculpture garden and contemplative dome.

$30 per person 

Moderators
Thursday July 9, 2015 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT
Outside

1:45pm EDT

Working with Intermarrieds: A General Introduction.
An overview of the Keruv program and the topics that will be taught at the Convention.


Thursday July 9, 2015 1:45pm - 2:15pm EDT
Bordeaux (LL)

1:45pm EDT

Training #2 Club Leadership: Attracting New Members


Two sessions, both identical in two seperate rooms. Membership is at the heart of everything we do and the clubs are the front line in growing FJMC.  Learn what tools are available to help clubs be attractive and grow while discovering how FJMC programming can increase membership in your chapters.


Moderators
Thursday July 9, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Baccarat II (M)

1:45pm EDT

Training #2 Club Leadership: Attracting New Members


Two identical sessions in two seperate rooms..  Membership is at the heart of everything we do and the clubs are the front line in growing FJMC.  Learn what tools are available to help clubs be attractive and grow while discovering how FJMC programming can increase membership in your chapters.


Speakers
MJ

Mr. Jay Steinmetz

President/Owner, Home Improvements By Us, Inc.


Thursday July 9, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Cavalier II (M)

1:45pm EDT

HMV #2: "What's Engagement Without a Diamond?"
Come and experience the newest jewel in the HMV program: The Chavruta model.

Moderators
Thursday July 9, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Baccarat I (M)

1:45pm EDT

FJMC Membership DataBase Training

Second of three offered sessions. All are invited.



Thursday July 9, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Gallery (LL)

1:45pm EDT

Training #3: Regional Leadership. Developing a Regional Strategic Plan
The focus of this session is answering the question, "What does the FJMC do for me?"  The   techniques of recruitment and retention.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Peter Gotlieb

Dr. Peter Gotlieb

Past Member, FJMC Executive CommitteePast President, Northern NJ RegionPast President, Men's Club Temple Beth Shalom Livingston, NJFJMC Club, Region and Keruv ConsultantFoundation for Jewish Life Fellow


Thursday July 9, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Baccarat III (M)

2:00pm EDT

Fund raising module -1 person per club pre-register RSVP 75 max.
Fund raising made easy.  Learn from the veteran fundraisers from bike rides to silent auctions, raffles to superbowl squares, golf outings, wine sales, concerts and dinners.  Take home ideas and build your club.


Thursday July 9, 2015 2:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Collins Theater (LL)

2:15pm EDT

2:15pm EDT

3:00pm EDT

Torch Awards
Moderators
Thursday July 9, 2015 3:00pm - 4:15pm EDT
Le Jardin (L)

4:00pm EDT

Cantors Rehearsal #1
Thursday July 9, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Jazz Club (L)

4:15pm EDT

Quality Club Awards
The prestigious FJMC Quality Club Award is given each year to clubs who meet established criteria at the international, regional and local levels.  The criteria serves as a blueprint for clubs to follow in planning yearly programming.

Moderator

Thursday July 9, 2015 4:15pm - 4:45pm EDT
Le Jardin (L)

4:30pm EDT

Moving Through The Tree Of Life Workshop

Moving through the Tree of Life draws upon Sue Gurland's lifelong experiences to intergrate authentic Jewish practices with contemplative movement,meditation and visualization.  The resulting exercises promote energetic aliveness, relaxation and a deep spiritual connection to the Source of All Being.



Thursday July 9, 2015 4:30pm - 6:00pm EDT
Baccarat III (M)

5:15pm EDT

Free Time
Thursday July 9, 2015 5:15pm - 6:15pm EDT
Free Time

6:15pm EDT

Dinner
Dr. Burton Fischman will lead Birkat.

Thursday July 9, 2015 6:15pm - 7:45pm EDT
L.L. Richelieu (L)

7:30pm EDT

Overview of Friday Sessions at Dinner
Followed by Birkat Hamazon led by Burt Fishman


Thursday July 9, 2015 7:30pm - 7:45pm EDT
L.L. Richelieu (L)

7:45pm EDT

Installation Ceremony, Honorary President, Mr. Mike Mills
Rabbinic charge:  Rabbi Penni Andraker and Rabbi Michael Gold.
Presidential installation: Dr. Jerry Agrest and Dr. Steve Davidoff.  


  

Moderators
avatar for Mr. Mike Mills

Mr. Mike Mills

Honorary President, FJMC

Thursday July 9, 2015 7:45pm - 8:15pm EDT
Le Jardin (L)

8:15pm EDT

8:45pm EDT

Maariv
Prayer Leader

Thursday July 9, 2015 8:45pm - 9:00pm EDT
Le Jardin (L)

9:15pm EDT

FJMC Lifetime Achievement Award, Dr. Burton Fischman

Presentors: Dr. Jerry Agrest, Dr. Robert Braitman, Mr. Norman Kurtz.

Recipient: Dr. Burton Fischman.

Response: Dr. Burton Fischman. 

 


Moderators
DJ

Dr. Jerome Agrest

Past President FJMC
50+ years in FJMC. Attended many conventions. Active P P, served on many active committees.

Thursday July 9, 2015 9:15pm - 10:00pm EDT
Le Jardin (L)

10:00pm EDT

 
Friday, July 10
 

6:00am EDT

Morning Fitness
Led by Mr. Bill Becker, Convention, Co-chair.

Friday July 10, 2015 6:00am - 7:00am EDT
Pool

7:00am EDT

Shacharit Alternative #1- L'cha Dumia Tehila - For You, Silence is Praise - A Meditation Minyan

Experience a full Schachrit service through contemplative nigunninm (wordless melodies) and spiritual kavvanot.


Prayer Leader
avatar for Rabbi K'vod Wieder

Rabbi K'vod Wieder

Rabbi K’vod Wieder has been teaching classes, leading retreats, and counseling students in meditation, prayer, and creative forms of Jewish spirituality in the United States for over fifteen years.  He received a masters degree in counseling from the Institute of Transpersonal... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 7:00am - 7:45am EDT
Cavalier I (M)

7:00am EDT

7:00am EDT

Schacharit (Traditional)

Dvar Torah: Mike Mills, Past International President.

 

 


Prayer Leader
DK

Daniel Kimmel

Daniel M. Kimmel is the 2018 recipient of the Skylark Award from the New England Science Ficion Association. A veteran film critic, he was a Hugo finalist for "Jar Jar Binks Must Die." He is the author of a number of short stories, as well as Compton Crook finalist for "Shh! It's... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 7:00am - 8:00am EDT
Le Jardin (L)

8:00am EDT

Breakfast
Friday July 10, 2015 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
L.L. Richelieu (L)

8:00am EDT

Power Breakfast for Club and Regional Officers
Moderators
avatar for Mr. Andrew  Alper

Mr. Andrew Alper

Honorary President, FJMC Hudson Valley Region
avatar for Mr. Mike Mills

Mr. Mike Mills

Honorary President, FJMC

Friday July 10, 2015 8:00am - 9:00am EDT
L.L. Richelieu (L)

9:15am EDT

Celebrating Shabbat workshop #1

Celebrating Shabbat #1 and #2 are identical.


This workshop will provide tools for celebrating Shabbat at home with a joyous and meaningful Shabbat Seder with family and friends. 


Speakers
avatar for Ms. Debbie Albert

Ms. Debbie Albert

Creator, Guess Who’s Coming to Shabbas?®
Debbie Albert created “Guess Who’s Coming to Shabbas?®” as a living tribute to her father who died unexpectedly just a few hours before a Shabbat dinner in March, 2012.  As a lifelong member of Temple Sinai in Dresher, PA, the congregation wanted to honor his memory in a way... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
Baccarat III (M)

9:15am EDT

Interpretive Service Workshop #1
Session 1 and 2 are identical... Learn about the innovative interpretive minyan which is focused on building community by enjoying a welcoming, passionate, meaningful and dynamic Shabbat morning prayer experience.

Speaker

Friday July 10, 2015 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
Baccarat II (M)

9:15am EDT

Learners Service Workshop #1
Learners #1 and #2 are identical.  This workshop will demonstrate FJMC's new and creative approach to a Shabbat Learner's Minyan.  You will learn first hand how this six week program can enhance meaning and comfort with the lturgy of the prayer service both for "regulars" as well as those who are not currently part of your Shabbat community.


Friday July 10, 2015 9:15am - 10:15am EDT
Baccarat I (M)

9:30am EDT

Tour of Perez Art Museum
The Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) was designed by Pritzker Prize - award winning architects Herzog and de Meuron.  It is an acclaimed 200,000 square foot facility overlooking Biscayne Bay.  Perez Art Museum Miami is a modern contemporary art museum dedicated to collecting and exhibiting international art of the 2oth and 21rst century.

$40 per person 

Moderators
Friday July 10, 2015 9:30am - 2:00pm EDT
Outside

9:45am EDT

ShalomLearning Workshop: An On-Line Hebrew Reading Course
How can you use virtual learning to build community?  Come see and hear how ShalomLearning has done just that with an online adult Hebrew learning program.  At the conclusion of the program Debi is available for indivualized 20 minute sessions from 11:40-2:00.


Friday July 10, 2015 9:45am - 11:15am EDT
Napoleon I (L)

9:45am EDT

Spanish track for lay leaders: Development and Implementation of a Volunteer Culture (Desarrollo e Implementacion de una Tradicion de Voluntarios)
  1. The need and purpose for a volunteer culture in our congregations. 2. How to develop a volunteer culture: Who can and should participate? 3. Relationships between volunteers and the Rabbi. 4. Benefits to the shul.
 

Temas: 1. Necesidad y motivo para que exista un groupo de voluntarios en las Kehilot.
 2. Como desarrollar un groupo de voluntarios: Quien debe participar? 3. Relacionamiento entre las voluntarios y el Rabino de la Kehila 4. Ventajas que trae este arregio.    


   

Moderators
Friday July 10, 2015 9:45am - 11:45am EDT
Jazz Club (L)

10:00am EDT

The Changing Role of Women in Jewish Life
Rabbi Zarren-Zohar, a long time educator, helps to create collaborative partnerships, leverages CAJE (the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education in Miami) resources and expertise for Jewish organizations, as well as promotes high quality adult learning and identity-building opportunities in the Miami community.

Speaker
avatar for Rabbi Efrat Zarren-Zohar

Rabbi Efrat Zarren-Zohar

Rabbi Efrat Zarren-Zohar is the Director of the Department of Adult Jewish Learning and Growth at CAJE, the Center for the Advancement of Jewish Education of Miami, and a Regional Director on the national staff of the Florence Melton School of adult Jewish learning. A long-time... Read More →

Friday July 10, 2015 10:00am - 11:30am EDT
Cavalier I (M)

10:30am EDT

Celebrating Shabbat #2
Celebrating Shabbat #1 and #2 are identical. 


This workshop will provide tools for celebrating Shabbat at home with a joyous and meaningful Shabbat Seder with family and friends.

Speakers
avatar for Ms. Debbie Albert

Ms. Debbie Albert

Creator, Guess Who’s Coming to Shabbas?®
Debbie Albert created “Guess Who’s Coming to Shabbas?®” as a living tribute to her father who died unexpectedly just a few hours before a Shabbat dinner in March, 2012.  As a lifelong member of Temple Sinai in Dresher, PA, the congregation wanted to honor his memory in a way... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Baccarat III (M)

10:30am EDT

Interpretive Service Workshop #2
Session #1 and #2 are identical.  See #1 for description.

Speaker

Friday July 10, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Baccarat II (M)

10:30am EDT

Learners Service Workshop #2
Learners #1 and #2 are identical.  See #1 for description.


Friday July 10, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Baccarat I (M)

10:30am EDT

FJMC Membership DataBase Training (pre-registration required)

Third of three offered sessions.  All are invited.



Friday July 10, 2015 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
Gallery (LL)

11:45am EDT

Club Officers: Meet the President
Moderators
Friday July 10, 2015 11:45am - 12:30pm EDT
Napoleon I (L)

11:45am EDT

Shomrei Ha'Aretz Workshop
This is a forum lead by FJMC club members who have participated in the Shield Programs. Energy Shield and Water Shield is a national designation signifying that a faith-based institution has conserved energy and water, reduced it's carbon foot print and equipped its memebsr to do the same at home.

Moderators
DM

Dr. Michael Miller

President, Fjmctbo

Speakers
avatar for Mr. Jeffry  Charnow

Mr. Jeffry Charnow

NEW Men's Club President, Temple Torat Emet
I just became president of the Men's Club. I am doing a session of Shomrei Ha'Aretz at the convention. I have 2 teenage children, 2 dogs, 2 cats, and if you want the salt water fishtank - lets talk! Convention First Timeer


Friday July 10, 2015 11:45am - 12:30pm EDT
Gallery (LL)

11:45am EDT

Training #4: Maximizing the Calendar
Four parallel sessions, all identical in seperate rooms.  Good planning leads to successful Men's Clubs.  Your calendar defines who you are as a club.  Every organization needs to put an annual calendar together. The main focus of this workshop is to look at calendaring in a different way.  Divide the year into quarters and focus one or two events per quarter, looking at the Jewish calendar and FJMC programs for guidance.


Friday July 10, 2015 11:45am - 12:30pm EDT
Baccarat II (M)

11:45am EDT

Training #4: Maximizing the Calendar
Four parallel sessions, all identical in seperate rooms.  Good planning leads to successful Men's Clubs.  Your calendar defines who you are as a club.  Every organization needs to put an annual calendar together. The main focus of this workshop is to look at calendaring in a different way.  Divide the year into quarters and focus one or two events per quarter, looking at the Jewish calendar and FJMC programs for guidance.


Friday July 10, 2015 11:45am - 12:30pm EDT
Baccarat I (M)

11:45am EDT

Training #4: Maximizing the Calendar
Four parallel sessions, all identical in seperate rooms.  Good planning leads to successful Men's Clubs.  Your calendar defines who you are as a club.  Every organization needs to put an annual calendar together. The main focus of this workshop is to look at calendaring in a different way.  Divide the year into quarters and focus one or two events per quarter, looking at the Jewish calendar and FJMC programs for guidance.

Speaker

Friday July 10, 2015 11:45am - 12:30pm EDT
Baccarat III (M)

11:45am EDT

Training #4: Maximizing the Calendar
Four parallel sessions, all identical in seperate rooms.  Good planning leads to successful Men's Clubs.  Your calendar defines who you are as a club.  Every organization needs to put an annual calendar together. The main focus of this workshop is to look at calendaring in a different way.  Divide the year into quarters and focus one or two events per quarter, looking at the Jewish calendar and FJMC programs for guidance.


Friday July 10, 2015 11:45am - 12:30pm EDT
Bordeaux (LL)

11:45am EDT

11:45am EDT

12:45pm EDT

Regional Officers: Lunch with the President
Friday July 10, 2015 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
L.L. Richelieu (L)

12:45pm EDT

Lunch
Alan Budman intro. for Guess Who Is Coming for Shabbat?
 

Speaker
avatar for Ms. Debbie Albert

Ms. Debbie Albert

Creator, Guess Who’s Coming to Shabbas?®
Debbie Albert created “Guess Who’s Coming to Shabbas?®” as a living tribute to her father who died unexpectedly just a few hours before a Shabbat dinner in March, 2012.  As a lifelong member of Temple Sinai in Dresher, PA, the congregation wanted to honor his memory in a way... Read More →

Friday July 10, 2015 12:45pm - 1:45pm EDT
L.L. Richelieu (L)

2:00pm EDT

2:30pm EDT

Women of the Wall
In November 1988 approximately 100 Jewish women, mainly from North America, made a radical decision - they decided to celebrate Rosh Hodesh Kislev in the Women's Section at the Kotel.  Not only did they invoke the wrath of the ultraorthodox men davening at the Kotel, they made history!  Ever since that historic day they have continued to gather every Rosh Hodesh to celebrate.  Cheryl will speak on the evolution of the Women of the Wall organization.

Speaker
avatar for Ms. Cheryl Tempkin

Ms. Cheryl Tempkin

In November 1988 approximately 100 Jewish women, mainly from North America, made a radical decision-- they decided to celebrate Rosh Hodesh Kislev in the Women's Section at the Kotel, the Western Wall. Not only did they invoke the wrath of the ultra-orthodox men davening at... Read More →

Friday July 10, 2015 2:30pm - 3:30pm EDT
Baccarat I (M)

3:30pm EDT

Yoga before Shabbat.
Sharon Felix, a fitness instuctor for the past 25 years will be offering a class in basic yoga for those who wish to stretch and unwind prior to Shabbat.

Moderator

Friday July 10, 2015 3:30pm - 4:15pm EDT
Bordeaux (LL)

3:30pm EDT

Prepare for Shabbat
Friday July 10, 2015 3:30pm - 5:45pm EDT
Free Time

3:30pm EDT

Israel Advocacy Programs
Moderators
Friday July 10, 2015 3:30pm - Saturday July 11, 2015 4:30pm EDT
Baccarat I (M)

5:45pm EDT

Mincha
Prayer Leader

Friday July 10, 2015 5:45pm - 6:00pm EDT
L.L. Richelieu (L)

6:00pm EDT

Kabbalat Shabbat and Maariv

Led by our Hazzanim.


Prayer Leader
avatar for Hazzan Jeffrey Weber

Hazzan Jeffrey Weber

Hazzan Jeffrey Weber was born in Valley Forge, PA and grew up in Commack, NY. Beginning his vocal studies at a young age, he continued his training in voice and opera with Eleanor Steber of the Metrpolitan Opera, at the State University of New York at Purchase and The Juilliard School... Read More →


Friday July 10, 2015 6:00pm - 7:15pm EDT
Le Jardin (L)

7:30pm EDT

Dinner

Mr. Martin Golden will lead Motzi and Mr. Michael Abadi will lead Birkat


Friday July 10, 2015 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
L.L. Richelieu (L)

9:00pm EDT

9:15pm EDT

Outgoing remarks, Mr. Myles Simpson

Introduction: Dr. Burton Fishman



Friday July 10, 2015 9:15pm - 9:30pm EDT
Le Jardin (L)
 
Saturday, July 11
 

6:15am EDT

Morning Walk
Moderators
MW

Mr. William A. Becker

2015 Convention CoChair

Saturday July 11, 2015 6:15am - 7:00am EDT
Pool

6:15am EDT

Shabbat Morning Yoga
We will watch the sun come up as we are learning to perform rhythmic yoga relaxation and stress relief exercises. 

Speakers

Saturday July 11, 2015 6:15am - 7:00am EDT
Pool

7:30am EDT

Breakfast
Saturday July 11, 2015 7:30am - 8:45am EDT
L.L. Richelieu (L)

8:00am EDT

Learning: Torah Study
David and Goliath:  The real story.

Speaker
avatar for Rabbi Charles Simon

Rabbi Charles Simon

"Rabbi Charles Simon has served as the Executive Director of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs since 1981. Under his guidance, FJMC has produced numerous books, guides, films, and programs designed to enhance Jewish life, for men and women and their communities at large. An... Read More →

Saturday July 11, 2015 8:00am - 8:45am EDT
Le Jardin (L)

8:00am EDT

9:00am EDT

Interpretive Service
This innovative service is focused on building community with a meaningful and passionate prayer experience.  This alternative service includes prayer, Torah, learning and sharing.


Saturday July 11, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am EDT
Cavalier I (M)

9:00am EDT

Main Service w/triennial reading
V'taher Leebeynu: Opening Our Hearts Through Music and Meditation.  We will have a meditative and innovative Schachrit service followed by a triennial Torah reading and Musaph (that all will join in).  Experience a full Schachrit service through contemplative nigunnim and spiritual kavvanot.

Prayer Leader
avatar for Hazzan Jeffrey Weber

Hazzan Jeffrey Weber

Hazzan Jeffrey Weber was born in Valley Forge, PA and grew up in Commack, NY. Beginning his vocal studies at a young age, he continued his training in voice and opera with Eleanor Steber of the Metrpolitan Opera, at the State University of New York at Purchase and The Juilliard School... Read More →
avatar for Rabbi K'vod Wieder

Rabbi K'vod Wieder

Rabbi K’vod Wieder has been teaching classes, leading retreats, and counseling students in meditation, prayer, and creative forms of Jewish spirituality in the United States for over fifteen years.  He received a masters degree in counseling from the Institute of Transpersonal... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 9:00am - 10:40am EDT
Le Jardin (L)

10:45am EDT

All join for Maftir to conclusion.
Prayer Leader
avatar for Hazzan Jeffrey Weber

Hazzan Jeffrey Weber

Hazzan Jeffrey Weber was born in Valley Forge, PA and grew up in Commack, NY. Beginning his vocal studies at a young age, he continued his training in voice and opera with Eleanor Steber of the Metrpolitan Opera, at the State University of New York at Purchase and The Juilliard School... Read More →
avatar for Rabbi K'vod Wieder

Rabbi K'vod Wieder

Rabbi K’vod Wieder has been teaching classes, leading retreats, and counseling students in meditation, prayer, and creative forms of Jewish spirituality in the United States for over fifteen years.  He received a masters degree in counseling from the Institute of Transpersonal... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 10:45am - 12:00pm EDT
Le Jardin (L)

12:15pm EDT

Kiddush and Lunch with Greetings from Mr. Stuart Leviton, President of MRJ

Mr. David Gabai will lead Motzi and Mr. Norm Spatz will lead Birkat


Saturday July 11, 2015 12:15pm - 1:30pm EDT
L.L. Richelieu (L)

1:45pm EDT

Joel S. Geffen Afternoon of Learning #7: Jewish Life in Uganda
Moderators
Speaker
avatar for Mr. Aaron Kintu Moses

Mr. Aaron Kintu Moses

At Convention 2015, you will have the privilege and pleasure of meeting Aaron Kintu Moses who comes to Miami all the way from Mbale, Uganda to join us in brotherhood.  It may surprise you that Uganda has a thriving Jewish community with several synagogues.  And yes, Aaron performs... Read More →

Saturday July 11, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Jazz Club (L)

1:45pm EDT

Israel Advocacy workshop
Moderators
Saturday July 11, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Bordeaux (LL)

1:45pm EDT

Joel S. Geffen Afternoon of Learning #1: Three Creation Stories

Jewish tradition teaches that every verse of the Torah has seventy different interpretations.  We will look at one verse, Genesis 1:1, and give three very different interpretations of that verse.  This will lead us to three different philosophical views and three different understandings of the fundamental question  - what is reality?



Saturday July 11, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Baccarat I (M)

1:45pm EDT

Joel S. Geffen Afternoon of Learning #2: Shomrei Ha'aretz: The Jewish Roots of Environmental & Public Health Protection
Torah Walk in the Park  (Shomrei Ha'aretz).  A discussion on the Torah rension "Use versus Protect the Earth".

Moderators
DM

Dr. Michael Miller

President, Fjmctbo

Speakers
EM

Edward Margolis

FJMC VP for Programming


Saturday July 11, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Baccarat II (M)

1:45pm EDT

Joel S. Geffen Afternoon of Learning #3: Shabbat As A Way of Life (19th Century Hasidic Master, Rabbi Yehuda Leib Alter of Ger)
The Hasidic Master, the Sefat Emet points to Shabbat as not only as a day of rest, but a state of awareness that we can contact at any time during the week.  An exploration of this awareness not only enriches our Shabbat experience, but gives us a touchstone of clarirty that we can access any time.

Speaker
avatar for Rabbi K'vod Wieder

Rabbi K'vod Wieder

Rabbi K’vod Wieder has been teaching classes, leading retreats, and counseling students in meditation, prayer, and creative forms of Jewish spirituality in the United States for over fifteen years.  He received a masters degree in counseling from the Institute of Transpersonal... Read More →

Saturday July 11, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Cavalier I (M)

1:45pm EDT

Joel S. Geffen Afternoon of Learning #4: A Meeting of the Minds - Torah Study Using A New Model for Hearing Men's Voices.

 We will be engaging in Torah study using the new HMV Chevruta model.  Open to both men   and women.


Moderators
Saturday July 11, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Cavalier II (M)

1:45pm EDT

Joel S. Geffen Afternoon of Learning #5: Torah l'Shma. What the Torah teaches us about financial and communal support.
Mr. Barry Mael is the Director, Kehilla operations and finance for USCJ.

 



 


Speaker

Saturday July 11, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Le Jardin (L)

1:45pm EDT

Joel S. Geffen Afternoon of Learning #6: Yiddish through Song and Story

This class will introduce several Yiddish words and expressions via classic jokes, ancedotes and songs.


Moderators
Saturday July 11, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm EDT
Baccarat III (M)

3:00pm EDT

Pool Networking by Region
Debrief the Convention in a casual setting.

Saturday July 11, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
Pool

3:00pm EDT

Minyan of comfort (pre-registration required) Second Session
You must have attended the first session.  (please refer to session 1 for description).


Saturday July 11, 2015 3:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Jazz Club (L)

4:00pm EDT

Shabbat Break
Saturday July 11, 2015 4:00pm - 6:30pm EDT
Free Time

6:30pm EDT

FJMC Memorial Service
Led by Rabbi Charles Simon , Director of FJMC and Allan Kahan, VP of programming

Prayer Leader
avatar for Rabbi Charles Simon

Rabbi Charles Simon

"Rabbi Charles Simon has served as the Executive Director of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs since 1981. Under his guidance, FJMC has produced numerous books, guides, films, and programs designed to enhance Jewish life, for men and women and their communities at large. An... Read More →


Saturday July 11, 2015 6:30pm - 6:45pm EDT
Le Jardin (L)

6:45pm EDT

Meditative Mincha
Prayer Leader

Saturday July 11, 2015 6:45pm - 7:15pm EDT
Jazz Club (L)

6:45pm EDT

Mincha
Prayer Leader

Saturday July 11, 2015 6:45pm - 7:15pm EDT
Le Jardin (L)

7:15pm EDT

Break
Saturday July 11, 2015 7:15pm - 7:30pm EDT
Free Time

7:30pm EDT

Dinner
Mr. David Snyder will lead Motzi and Mr. Charles Wrock will lead Birkat 

Saturday July 11, 2015 7:30pm - 8:45pm EDT
L.L. Richelieu (L)

8:45pm EDT

Break
Saturday July 11, 2015 8:45pm - 9:00pm EDT
Free Time

9:00pm EDT

Maariv/Havdalah

Maariv: Stanley Wirtheim

Havdalah: Al Davis


Prayer Leader
MS

Mr. Stanley Wirtheim

CFO, Smartpros
CPA for 40 yrs Active in my synagogue Play golf Have a house here in FL


Saturday July 11, 2015 9:00pm - 9:45pm EDT
Pool

10:00pm EDT

Cantorial Musical Extravaganza
Saturday July 11, 2015 10:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
Le Jardin (L)

11:00pm EDT

Desert reception
Saturday July 11, 2015 11:00pm - 11:59pm EDT
Napoleon III (L)
 
Sunday, July 12
 

6:30am EDT

Early Walk
Moderators
MW

Mr. William A. Becker

2015 Convention CoChair

Sunday July 12, 2015 6:30am - 7:15am EDT
Pool

7:30am EDT

Shacharit

D'var Torah:  Daniel Stern, Past FJMC International President.

 



Sunday July 12, 2015 7:30am - 8:00am EDT
Le Jardin (L)

8:15am EDT

Breakfast
Sunday July 12, 2015 8:15am - 9:00am EDT
L.L. Richelieu (L)

9:15am EDT

General Session: Israel and the College Campuses. Mr. Eric Fingerhut, CEO and President of Hillel, The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life.

Introduction of special regional efforts, Tom Sudow and Ron Feerer.
Response: Mr. Charles Deutsch, VP, Florida region.
"Israel and the College Campuses", introduction, Mr. Charles Deutsch.
Presentor: Mr. Eric Fingerhut.  
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Speaker
avatar for Mr. Eric Fingerhut

Mr. Eric Fingerhut

Eric Fingerhut is the President and CEO of Hillel International. He has devoted his entire professional life to public service and higher education. Fingerhut was appointed president on July 14, 2013 as the organization began its 90th year. An active member of Ohio’s Jewish and... Read More →

Sunday July 12, 2015 9:15am - 10:00am EDT
Le Jardin (L)

10:15am EDT

Where Do We Go From Here? The status of our Conservative/Masorti movement,
This will be the wrap-up session led by our two leaders that will frame our future as we head home.

Speakers
avatar for Rabbi Charles Simon

Rabbi Charles Simon

"Rabbi Charles Simon has served as the Executive Director of the Federation of Jewish Men’s Clubs since 1981. Under his guidance, FJMC has produced numerous books, guides, films, and programs designed to enhance Jewish life, for men and women and their communities at large. An... Read More →


Sunday July 12, 2015 10:15am - 11:00am EDT
Le Jardin (L)

10:30am EDT

Israel Advocacy


Learn about resources for building or enhancing Israel Advocacy
committees in your clubs. Hear about the seminars that were held in the New
England, Northern New Jersey, and New York regions. Consider the perceived
value of your region to clubs derived from holding an Israel Advocacy
conference featuring representatives from major organizations. Meet representatives from Mercaz and much more.




Moderators
Sunday July 12, 2015 10:30am - 4:30pm EDT
Jazz Club (L)